History

From Wang to Ingkiriwang: Why many Chinese in Indonesia changed names in 1960s

The abolishing of many things Chinese in Indonesia involved symbolic and physical violence.

July 01, 2020, 01:01 AM

Why Hougang SMC, the longest-held opposition ward in S'pore, is significant in GE2020

Workers' Party has held onto the seat since 1991.

June 26, 2020, 08:07 AM

Single S'poreans were not allowed to buy HDB flats till 1991, & were not happy about it

Living that single life.

June 16, 2020, 08:56 PM

S'pore police cars used to be Volkswagen Beetles in the 70s

Their design made it difficult for suspects to escape from the car.

May 21, 2020, 08:18 PM

In 2013, Khaw Boon Wan suggested housing foreign workers on offshore islands

Khaw was the Minister for National Development at that time.

May 14, 2020, 04:55 PM

Old 1980s & 1990s photos of Geylang Serai Ramadan bazaar show how different it used to be

Nostalgia.

May 14, 2020, 12:16 PM

S'poreans share memories of 80s & 90s playgrounds in response to Royston Tan's nostalgic documentary

Yesteryear.

May 08, 2020, 05:55 PM

In 2004, a selfless S'porean saved migrant worker colleagues in Nicoll Highway collapse

He died saving the lives of eight workers.

April 20, 2020, 06:08 PM

17 years ago, on March 27, 2003, all schools in S'pore were shut because of SARS

But it was not necessary.

March 28, 2020, 05:14 AM

50 years of ferrying lost S’poreans: How taxis have changed, but also not really

Taxis have been around since 1970.

March 21, 2020, 10:00 AM